Duke Sociology Department Second-year Paper Presentations

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013 - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Room 329 – Soc/Psych Bldg Mary Beth Fallin Hunzaker  “Justice, justification, and the perpetuation of stereotypes” Joshua J. Fink & Dave Brady   “Immigration and attitudes toward... read more »

Rogers Awarded Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On April 10th 2013, Kim Rogers successfully defended her dissertation:: : “Mapping the Social Ecology of Culture: Social Position, Connectedness, and Influence as Predictors of Systematic Variation in Affective Meaning” Her committee consisted of: Lynn Smith-Lovin, Chair,... read more »

Smith Awarded Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

On April 9th 2013, Jeff Smith successfully defended his dissertation::  “Measuring Social Change as Categorical Change” His committee consisted of: James Moody (Co-Chair), J. Miller McPherson(Co-chair), Lynn Smith-Lovin, and Peter J. Mucha (UNC). read more »

Rackin and Burton each featured in GIST, Spring 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Heather Rackin's article, "Marriage & Fertility", explores the links between marriage and fertility with a focus on how cognitive schemas and material conditions interact for low-income blacks. Linda Burton's aticle, "Influencing Social PoliciesThrough Data", focuses on children and... read more »

Finnigan Awarded Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On April 2nd 2013, Ryan Finnigan successfully defended his dissertation::  “New Urban Structural Change and Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Wages, Homeownership, and Health” His committee consisted of: David Brady, Chair, Kenneth C. Land, Linda K. George, Eduardo Bonilla-... read more »

Roth Awarded Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On April 2nd 2013, Leslie Roth successfully defended her dissertation:: "`Crack Babies' and `Illegals': Neo-liberalism, and Moral Boundary Maintenance of Race and Class" Her committee consisted of: Suzanne Shanahan (chair), Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Linda Burton, Linda K. George, and Edward... read more »

Baker awarded the 2013-2014 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship

Monday, March 18, 2013

Regina Baker has been awarded awarded the 2013-2014 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship. The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) supports the development and training of sociologists of color to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume... read more »

Christian published in World Bank study, Global Value Chains, Economic Upgrading, and Gender

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A research project Michelle Christian and a few of Gary Gereffi's researchers at CGGC did for the World Bank has just published, Global Value Chains Economic Upgrading, and Gender.  Each researcher authored a separate chapter. Michelle's chapter "Global Value Chains, Economic Upgrading... read more »

Ray wins Sulzberger/Levitan Fellowship for 2013-14

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Victor Ray won the Sulzberger/Levitan Graduate Student Fellowship which supports the development of promising students who are interested in a career that blends basic social science with public policy. read more »

Medwinter Interviewed on WCBS Radio

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Interview with WCBS radio 880 up in New York City Studying Hurricane Sandy in DukeToday Sancha Medwinter, a Duke doctoral student is using post-Hurricane Sandy New York City as a laboratory for her sociology research. She has found that even with all manner of help available,... read more »